The debate over whether traditional publishing is better than self-publishing has long since rumbled on. As technology continues to improve and opportunities for self-publishing become easier by the day, this debate is not going to go away. Personally, I would love to receive a traditional publishing contract and all the trimmings that go with it. Realistically though, I know that self-publishing (digitally) is a better bet. DIY publishing allows you full control over your work, cover design, pricing etc. On the flip-side, this responsibility means that you are liable for it all. I have read many e-books peppered with incorrect words and erroneous spelling but seldom have I found this with published books. Traditional publishing involves professionals helping you along the way, leading your baby into adulthood, so to speak. What if there was a way to strike a balance?
The article in the link below inspired me to write this post:
In it, Liesel Schwartz states “It is physically impossible to edit work that you have written yourself to a final standard.”
I hadn’t previously considered the possibility of involving anyone else in my writing/editing process but this article has made me reconsider.
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